Comments on Profile Post by rhythmdevils

  1. E_Schaaf
    Maybe something else in the chain is obfuscating the difference there could be be otherwise? Cables are weird and interesting, and never make the changes I expect regardless of cost.
    Apr 20, 2023
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  2. ChaChaRealSmooth
    Sometimes there is no difference. Or the difference is all in your head
    Apr 20, 2023
  3. Cellist88
    I feel differences are only there if there is a significant difference in thickness, or absolutely different material(silver vs copper, maybe someone will make an all gold cable one day), which leads to impedance differences.
    Apr 20, 2023
  4. HotRatSalad
    I could be wrong but I always figure with balanced type interconnect type cables, how could there be a difference really?
    Apr 20, 2023
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  5. Gazny
    what if they are the same but one has a woven sheath
    Apr 20, 2023
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  6. joch
    Bad for you, but good for us. Thanks for letting us know not to waste time worrying about not having expensive cables.
    Apr 21, 2023
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  7. dBel84
    AXPONA had an interesting demo by Kimber - they were running identical systems with their 8PR VS Carbon 18XL. I consistently heard the difference and preferred the $400 8PR over the $3K 18XL, as did the friend who went with me.
    Apr 21, 2023
  8. caute
    I was wondering about more expensive AES cables, but now imma stick with my BJC lol
    Apr 21, 2023
  9. Azimuth
    Analog cables make the least difference, digital cables make even the fewest difference. Even on an AP555, there is little difference if any I bet. Blue Jeans is already a high quality Belden 1800F anyways.
    Apr 21, 2023
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  10. purr1n
    My custom AES cable made from CAT5/6 Ethernet sounds the best.
    Apr 21, 2023
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  11. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    Long since let the Great Cable Argument slip away into the past, but...

    I really do think (or did then) that most of it is bullshit. Especially the Audioquest or boutique model of "Better" cable.
    Apr 21, 2023
  12. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    But here's the rub: I trust Blue Jeans to make the thing properly, with quality cable and components. I trust them to the best they can also when it comes to specifications, which might, indeed, matter more for digital cables.

    People tell me that I decried one form of marketing but fell for another. That is perfectly possible.
    Apr 21, 2023
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  13. penguins
    My own limited experience - sometimes, in some systems, with some conditions - there is a difference. Sometimes, in some other systems, with some other conditions - there is no difference.

    That and some cables sound better with some systems than other cables, even if the other cables are objectively better on paper and with measurements.
    Apr 21, 2023
  14. rhythmdevils
    I hear huge differences between headphone/iem cables and interconnects. I've got 2 different OCC copper interconnects here that sound very very different. And I prefer the cheaper one just based on sound.
    Apr 21, 2023
  15. rhythmdevils
    I'm struggling to hear a difference with the BJC AES and the OCC coipper AES though. But my Pi2AES is in a tough place to get to and by the time I do the 5 jumping jacks required to change the cables it's' hard to tell anymore. So I'm not sure. If there is a difference it's more subtle than other cables.
    Apr 21, 2023
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  16. crazychile
    When it comes to balanced cables, analog or digital, I have a VERY hard time hearing differences. My experience with unbalanced RCA is that it can be all over the place with analog, but digital is still pretty subtle.
    Apr 22, 2023